Research Briefing

Research Briefing

Our monthly Research Briefings capture the newest research related to cross-sector collaboration for scholars whose own thinking can benefit from staying current on progress in the field and practitioners who are interested in how this research may be helpful to their cross-sector work.

The February briefing includes articles about innovation in public-private partnerships, proactive approaches to university–industry cooperation, P3s in early childhood development, university-business cooperation in Finland, co-creation in the public sector, and more.
The January briefing includes articles about school-church partnerships and African American student success,
forms of representation in food policy councils, the effect of organizational structure on choosing to partner in emergency management, and more.
The December briefing includes articles about cross-sector collaborations for health and wellbeing,
public-private alliances in Smart Cities, the roles of the public and private sectors in drug development, applying a “paradox lens” to cross-sector collaboration, and more.
The November briefing includes articles about the relationship between participant diversity and perceptions of procedural justice in collaboration; food insecurity in Orange County; power imbalances in faith-based cross-sector partnerships; and more.
The October briefing includes articles about public value theory in a society that requires cross-sector solutions; the connection between public value creation and collaborative innovation; cross-sector collaborative data sharing; university-industry collaborations; and more.
The September briefing includes articles about the value proposition for each partner in a collaboration; the effect of organizational forms on partnership outcomes; the role of public-private partnerships in mitigating environmental risks in urban development; and more.
The August briefing includes articles about articulating collaborative advantage; collaborative policy innovation; the current legal framework for collaborative governance in the United States; cross-sector collaboration for school nutrition and physical education programs; and more.
The July briefing includes articles about the formation of a collective impact initiative in Rapid City, South Dakota; the strategies adopted by NGOs in partnerships with business; how public-sector leaders can tap into the experiences and resources of civic actors; and more.
The June briefing includes articles about tax increment financing; the role of public managers in leading and encouraging collaborative governance; collaborative emergency management networks; corporate philanthropy in public education; and more.
The May briefing includes articles about state-centric versus civil society collaboration models; volunteer programs co-managed by government and non-profits; how partners from different sectors understand impact; strategies for improving childhood opportunity; and more.